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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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We heap the hops into each batch of our Thunderhead IPA. A golden nectar with a striking floral aroma, Thunderhead holds a harmonious balance between its bold hop bitterness and subtle malt backbone.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Munich 10L, Caramel, Carapils

Hops:
Nugget, CTZ

OG: 16.7


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3255) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 14, 2002
very mild in the hop department, but very good malt-more like an english blended with an american ipa in feel and taste. not bad, but there are much better out there

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3443) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2006 Nice copper-amber color with a clingy-lacey head. Up front, mouthfeel is somewhat watery, but it quickly turns a little thicker and creamier. Malts, which are somewhat underplayed, are sweet and biscuity. Hop flavors are light, with grassy, hay-like notes. Hop aromas are perfumey and spicy, almost minty in a way. Hop bitterness is fairly heavy, with most of it presenting itself in the aftertaste (the high Columbus alpha acids give your tongue a little bitter snap). Overall not bad, but nothing really jumped out and excited my palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2002
This is a solid IPA. Very hoppy. Classic American IPA style. A bit off balance though. It could be smoother. The aroma is great though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Strong hoppy, cascade aroma. Bitter tea flavor with a slightly astringent fininsh. A good solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Dude, hoppy as hell. I am surprised that it is only 67IBUís. The nose and taste were of fresh yard clippings...a hop loverís dream. Well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Nice amber color, and a very hoppy aroma. Strong, very sharp hops flavor in the finish with a mild malty start. The aftertaste is a bit harsh, but it still tastes quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Typical amber color, average head. I thought that this was surprisingly crisp and well-hopped, with some citrus flavor, especially grapefruit. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 (BB11/06/02) Real hoppy (spicy as opposed to floral) nose. Attractive thin whitehead. Lasting lace. Very smooth. The 67ibus seem a bit high. My perceived bitterness is around 50ibus. There is enough malt to make this beer balanced and well crafted. A nice medium to full bodied IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Hoppy, and somewhat fruity, it is smooth, maybe to smooth. 67 IBUís, where I canít taste them. 6.7% ABV is well hidden, a refreshing IPA, not enough kick for me, But Iíd pass these out without reservation. Give it a few extra points for good cost value.


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